London Fall 2018
|Arrive in London||September 5, 2018|
|Depart from London||December 15, 2018|
London Spring 2019
|Arrive in London||January 9, 2019|
|Depart from London||April 20, 2019|
London Summer I 2018
|Arrive in London||May 16, 2018|
|Depart from London||June 30, 2018|
London Summer Session II 2018
|Arrive in London||July 4, 2018|
|Depart from London||August 18, 2018|
|Withdrawal Date||Cancellation Fees|
Semester programs earn 12 to 18 credits. Summer session earns 6 credits.
Optional experiential learning opportunities are included in the program fee. CAPA's Global Internship Program consists of completing an internship along with a seminar for credit. The seminar meets 1.5 hours per week (3 in the summer). The internship is for credit. The number of credits granted for the internship varies per university.
During the fall and spring semesters, students have the option to participate in a 6 credit service-learning course, which includes 15 hours per week of field experience, alongside a course.
Students live within commuting distance (45 – 75 minutes) of the CAPA London Center in homestays or shared apartments. Homestays include breakfast and dinner with the family. No meals are included in the apartment.
A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Underground (subway), buses, and trains for all students staying in apartments. Zones 1-4 is included for homestay students.
Half-day panoramic coach tour of London
Full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath
One of the following full-day excursions: Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle, Salisbury and Glastonbury, Oxford by Rail, or Brighton by Rail
Student Union Memberships
Access to the Imperial College Student Union (not included in summer) and International Students House. All students will be provided with an ISIC card.
International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
The ISIC card allows students to prove their official student status and make the most of targeted student benefits and discounts in close to 125,000 locations across over 130 countries. All students will be provided with an ISIC card.
Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (semesters only), and a farewell ceremony.
My Education London
My Education is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme based learning with unique cultural experiences turning London into your classroom.
Medical, travel and accident insurance.
CAPA Services and Support
The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24 hour emergency cell phone for any urgent situations outside of office hours.
Learn more about the housing options for your program.
Whether you are traveling for the first time, or have been traveling your entire life, studying abroad is a one-of-a-kind experience. Your housing is meant to be a supportive part of your program experience and time abroad. Housing may be different from what you are used to at home, and this can require some adjustment and changes to your lifestyle. This is a critical part of the development process, however, and this flexibility is a skill that will carry over into your future travels.
Living in student apartments, you will share an apartment with students that you know from home, or students that you’ve just met in London! This is a great way to make new friends and hear what others are doing around the city. You will be able to explore together and make the trip to CAPA with your new flatmates.
Some things to remember about staying in apartments:
- You are studying in the city of London, not the neighborhood of South Kensington. London is a dynamic, diverse, global city. Each neighborhood has a distinct identity, and we seek to engage you with this on the CAPA program. We discourage students from requesting to live within close proximity of the CAPA center for convenience or comfort’s sake.
- Be prepared to cook for yourself! You will be provided with a kitchen, refrigerator, stove and other basic cooking supplies to make meals or lunches in your apartment. Every housing area is within a short walk of a local grocery store, so it is easy to pick up ingredients you may need. This will help you budget your money better by not having to eat out for breakfast lunch and dinner every day.
- There will most likely be washers for your clothes, but many cities outside the US do not use dryers. In the common case of air-drying, be prepared to take time to let your clothes hang before you can wear them again! Drying racks are often provided.
- You will have roommates! European apartments are much smaller than in the US, so try your best to not over pack. You will most likely live with at least three other students, and in most cases share your bedroom with one of them. This means you should expect to respect their space as you would want them to respect yours.
- Be prepared to share a bathroom. Leave extra time in the morning to get ready—your flat mates will probably be trying to get out the door to class or their internship at the same time you are!
- Commuting will be a way of life. The average Londoner has a commute well over an hour. You should anticipate that an average commute each way could be 45 minutes to an hour. This is a reflection of the size of London.
London is your Classroom!
Each semester and summer CAPA offers a wide variety of courses that fit a variety of majors. Our diverse range of academic courses will challenge and inspire you. Across the board, every CAPA course has integrated activities designed to get you out of the classroom and into the city, making your whole time abroad an engaging and dynamic experience!
It is important that you contact your study abroad office for more information on which courses will be available to you.
As part of the London program, you will also have the option to participate in community-based service-learning or an international internship. All CAPA students receive full credit for courses and internships completed. Each contextual course earns 3 credits. The number of credits earned for the internship may vary depending upon the requirements of your university. Any student participating in an internship will be enrolled in the Global Internships Program course.
Internships and more…
Programming and Activities
CAPA’s unique My Global Education Program was developed to offer you, the student, a unique opportunity to make decisions about how you will learn about culture according to how you enjoy learning. Compiled by local CAPA education abroad advisers, the calendar offers a menu of different activities, events, volunteer opportunities, lectures, visits, and self-directed tours to help teach you the most about London.
With My Global Education in London, you and your new CAPA friends will be able to:
– Go on the street art walking tour and attend curry night in Brick Lane
– Tour the BBC Broadcasting House
– Attending the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
– Witness a Victorian Amputation and the Old Amputating Theater
– Attend a Mendhi (Henna) Workshop
– Visit the Victorian Jurassic Park
– And many more!
You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities with varying styles of presentation. This allows you to pick a session that speaks to you and your way of learning.
What will I be able to do with My Global Education?
CAPA presents a My Global Education Calendar to all students and faculty. The events, reflective sessions, and activities listed are designed around significant academic themes such as Diversity, Social Dynamics, Globalization and Urban Environments. Participation in these activities will give you an intelligent, well rounded, and in depth view of London and the UK.
Some CAPA professors integrate My Global Education activities into their courses and assessment, so that you may have an opportunity to reflect upon, write about and present your experiences. My Global Education is also an excellent way to develop areas of interest that may be extended into an application for the CAPA Record of Achievement.